I was taught a lesson that I would never forget. A lesson which changed my life forever. Many years ago I was selfish. I never recognised it at the time as I was young, full of beans and only interested in what I could get out of life.
I was in a queue in a general store to buy a packet of cigarettes. I only had enough money on me for that purchase. The queue was long with an old man at the checkout. He wanted to buy a pastry meal but the checkout girl refused him as he didn’t have enough money on him. So he left empty handed. It wasn’t until I got home that it hit me. I could have given him the extra that he needed for his meal and I could have bought a smaller packet of cigarettes. I suddenly felt guilty and it ate at me for a long, long time.
Since then I make it my duty to look out for incidents such as this. The same situation has happened twice over recent years and this time I have stepped in to help.
Today is a Big Day for two bloggers. Both told me of wishes and dreams that would never be fulfilled. A couple of years ago I came into some money. It took over a year for the legal issues to be sorted out which was annoying, or was it? Was it meant to be that the legalities had to drag on ? In retrospect, yes, the exchange rate moved into my favour over that year and I gained so much more than I would have got if the transfer was immediate. I have read many, many blogs and there are a lot of people in trouble. Some tell you directly on their posts and others infer or keep quiet. I have helped these two bloggers to achieve their dreams and today these dreams are a reality for them.
But there is a third blogger that I have helped in the past who really needs practical help now. This is why I have written this post. She lives in Brighton CO, USA. I had an email from her this morning and in it she said that she is so cold that she has spent most of her time in bed. She has a permanent migraine, she makes blankets to keep the needy warm which she has been unable to do for the last couple of days as the cold has stopped her because her hands are so cold, she has no thought for herself and is in desperate need of help though she doesn’t ask for it. Do you live in that neck of the woods or know someone who does? Can you help her to be warm? THIS IS URGENT !!
So, please be kind to someone, a neighbour, a fellow blogger, an old man at the checkout. It gives you a lovely warm feeling to do it. There is no reward except people suddenly become kind to you and to others. It is contagious.
Bring a little of heaven to earth and be kind. Ralph xx